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Posted 08 January 2018 - 07:43 AM

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0.01 inches now for Fullerton. We are off to a very slow start, but the light rain is steadily falling.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:44 AM

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Ground is slightly wet but that is about it so far. Patiently/ anxiously waiting :unsure:



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:53 AM

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I'm having a NAN wet dream!

 

 

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 11:50 AM

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SST uniformly 60-63F even in deep water channel islands

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 02:25 PM

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Great shot; we are ready!

 

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:31 PM

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:37 PM

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Rain is starting to get heavier here, but nothing so far in San Diego.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 06:37 PM

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San Diego finally got something.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 07:28 PM

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Light occasional showers today; more to come B)

 

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 06:30 AM

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San Diego County, including Lindbergh Field, got over an inch already, but the Orange County rainfall totals have been pathetic so far. Hoping that the cold front brings lots of heavy rain.
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 07:41 AM

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Looks like cold front is moving slower than forecast.

Some of the really wet years like 2010-11 got at least half of their rainfall from one week of very strong storms, while the rest of the season was pretty much average.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:30 AM

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Palm Springs got more rain than most of Orange County. Looks like this storm will be a major disappointment for Orange County in terms of rainfall totals.



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:42 AM

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Storm total: 1.18 [so far]. Heavy shower around 6:30am produced the bulk of the rainfall. Not exactly what was forecast but convective showers are possible today. 



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:38 AM

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It is coming down pretty hard now although the main cold front seems to have passed. Time for the convective stuff.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:17 AM

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Typical minor street flooding 

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 12:44 PM

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Getting another heavy rain shower here. Some people were running without their umbrellas, so it came on pretty quickly.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 01:37 PM

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Another deluge after some brief sunshine. Too bad about the mudslides.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:25 PM

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It is really coming down right now after a very weak frontal passage early this morning.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 04:31 PM

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Very little excitement from other members about our big storm. Sunset tonight is at 5:00 PM (finally) and it looks like the sun may come out soon.



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 05:09 PM

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Broken rain gauge problems for John Wayne Airport. The rain has stopped for now but not without one final massive downpour.



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 06:38 PM

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Precisely what I hoped for: scattered convective showers as the upper low moved across SoCal this afternoon.

 

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Storm: 2.23

Rain Year [jul-jun]: 2.45   


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:33 PM

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Cold front has arrived in Phoenix, bringing a big drop in temperatures and some thunderstorms there. Rain has died down here and I was able to take my dog around the block for a walk around 6 PM.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 11:30 PM

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I picked up around 2" in Santa Barbara.  Some areas where the mudslides occurred picked up in excess of .5" in about 5 minutes.  That is a lot of rain in such a short period of time especially considering this is the first rain of more than a quarter of an inch this season.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:22 AM

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This storm was quite good for Orange. Yesterday it was off and on lighter rain for the most part, but the heavier rains arrived late and continued into the overnight hours. There was a break this morning, but it rained for a good portion of this afternoon, heavy at times, before tapering off in the evening and ending after dark. I will check my rain gauge tomorrow and post a total then.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 11:45 AM

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It was such a relief to finally get some rain. The anxiety that turned into excitement was palpable on WeatherWest.  :lol: Prefrontal muggy showers Monday night only produced  0.22. Yesterday's rainfall, all during daylight, started with wind/ heavy shower after sunrise. Then dry until afternoon w/ little thunder/ periodic light/moderate rain adding another inch. Temp dropped to 54F while low moved over [max was around midnight]. Might be a while before it rains again.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 12:34 PM

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Storm total here 3.28".


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Tujunga, CA (15 miles N of Downtown L.A.) - Elev. 1,860 ft.

 

Eugene, OR (5 miles SSW) - Elev. 850 ft.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 12:37 PM

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Lots of clouds left behind after the storm today, but those should be swept out by tonight as the flow turns offshore. Hopefully the hills will turn green soon and the fire danger will be down for a while even during Santa Ana Winds.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 12:41 PM

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Pretty gruesome footage of Santa Barbara/ Montecito  

 

http://abc7.com/weat...-to-15/2923025/

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:16 PM

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Lots of people coughing and sneezing today as it's that time of year. As a precaution, I'm washing my hands a lot and taking lots of Emergen-C. People should not come into the office sick, even when they are past the worst part of the cold or flu. Especially today when many jobs allow you to work from home over Remote Desktop. Christmas is the most likely time to get sick, though, and my dad would bring the flu to our family every single Christmas vacation before he retired. 

 

Cold weather today, but looks like sun will come out soon. Then it's back to the normal ridging and offshore flow for a few days.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:29 PM

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Anybody ever see this? It's like this year.

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=X4UlsAoknXk

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:58 PM

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According to this map, winter is basically half over in late December for much of the Western U.S.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:45 PM

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Fairly uneventful weather for a while

 

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:18 PM

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Sunlight on Saddleback Mountain at 5 PM this afternoon. First time I have seen that since the time change.

Nice weather today, but still hazy despite the recent rainfall.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:26 AM

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Sunlight on Saddleback Mountain at 5 PM this afternoon. First time I have seen that since the time change.

Nice weather today, but still hazy despite the recent rainfall.

 

It was awfully hazy / smoggy here in Orange today considering it just rained the day before yesterday. I believe weak offshore flow was pushing all the smog from the Inland Empire into Orange County today.

 

With the exception of during the storm, the air quality has been rather poor here in Orange for the most part since at least Christmas Eve.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:08 AM

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I picked up 1.72" from the storm earlier this week. This was a good soaking rain that was desperately needed after such a dismal dry fall. If we are lucky, we may have another shot of rain about a week from now.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:17 AM

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Trend continues rain chances for California especially northern 2/3rds later next week

 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:47 AM

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"Rare, venomous sea snake found slithering on Southern California shores. Are more coming?" http://www.latimes.c...0111-story.html



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:10 PM

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Marine layer clouds hanging tough at the beaches. Quite suprising as they did not reach as far inland as Irvine this morning. They are the reason for all the haze.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:05 PM

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Sunset today is 20 minutes later than December 4 and the lighter evenings are starting to become noticeable. I need to have my sunglasses leaving work.

Santa Ana Winds are expected to develop and as a result battle will ensue between marine layer fog and offshore winds tonight, and the offshore winds should eventually win, but if they don't, beaches could be 15-20 degrees cooler than the forecast and dowtown L.A. could be 5-10 degrees cooler than forecast.

Tule fog is likely for the Central Valley.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:13 PM

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Strong inversion is making easier to hear train horns tonight that I usually would not hear. NOAA used to have better fog satellite images before they changed the satellite technology.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:07 PM

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Wind picking up tonight

 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:23 PM

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John Wayne Airport has moist hazy air, even without any actual marine layer clouds and they are reporting fog with the most significant clouds at 250,000 feet.

Still disappointed about their rain guage malfunctioning during the big storm.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:31 AM

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Fog is gone but any Santa Ana Winds are not strong enough to reach the coastal areas.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:39 AM

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Fog is gone but any Santa Ana Winds are not strong enough to reach the coastal areas.

9AM

LEO CARRILLO    N/A     77  33  20 E6G21       N/A  



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:37 PM

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Once again we are the warmest in the lower 48. Fog and haze are a distant memory.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:23 PM

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Air is dry, but ground is still muddy in some areas. Very little snow in the mountains from the recent storm.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:19 PM

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The vegetation has really greened up in the past week with the 1.5-1.7" of rain we had on Monday and Tuesday plus the rain on the Thursday before.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:02 PM

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Lake Forest recorded hottest temp in U.S. today: 90F

 

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:09 PM

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Lake Forest recorded hottest temp in U.S. today: 90F

 

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I question that high at Lake Forest. I simply don't think it got THAT hot today, although it was quite warm for an early January day with the Santa Ana winds. I feel that it reached the low and mid 80's in the warmer parts of Orange County.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:15 PM

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I question that high at Lake Forest. I simply don't think it got THAT hot today, although it was quite warm for an early January day with the Santa Ana winds. I feel that it reached the low and mid 80's in the warmer parts of Orange County.

 

It was 88F in Huntington Beach & Long Beach [not far from Lake Forest].